Remembering Ahmad Rahman and Ron Scott
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/01/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21345
Addressing the lives and accomplishments of Ahmad Rahman and Ron Scott.
Ahmad Rahman, an educator and activist who served almost 22 years in a Michigan prison and subsequently became the 2013 Michigan Council for Social Studies "College Professor of the Year," died unexpectedly on September 21, 2015 at the age of 64.
Just two months later, on November 29 Ron Scott, a leading activist of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and its neighborhood "Peace Zones for Life," died of cancer at age 68.
Both had been members of the Black Panther Party in Detroit. Along with General Baker, leader of the Detroit Revolutionary Union Movement, they spoke of their experiences at an ATC panel at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum to a packed crowd.